PITTSBURGH — If one thing is clear, there were a lot of positives from the decade that was for Duquesne Athletics. Given that lists are commonly enjoyed, this was certainly the way to go.
For clarity, this will not be a ranked list, but rather will include a variety of topics from several sports each of which carries an importance or it would not have been included.
To answer any questions right away, no the 2016 City Game does not make this list for a variety of reasons, though it was definitely in consideration.
First off, there are so many more sports at Duquesne than men’s basketball and I believe that program is very well represented on this list. There were so many other fantastic accomplishments by teams on campus in the past 10 years that deserve to be highlighted that perhaps some were not aware of and many of those are mentioned here.
Secondly, perhaps the victory in a way was the final judgment in Jim Ferry’s tenure at Duquesne. It is quite possible that this victory did more harm than good, though the Saint Louis result and comeback in A-10’s, which were played at PPG Paints Arena certainly did not help anything.
Third, the game really was not memorable outside of the result. Duquesne was just not a great team that year and Pitt was struggling under Kevin Stallings. Competitive? Sure. Enjoyable? Not so much.
If this were a list about biggest reactions, then absolutely this makes the list, but for the above reasons, it just misses the cut, but the fact that Duquesne had so many positive and memorable moments in the last decade is cause for celebration.Start the slideshow: ten key Duquesne moments of the decade